Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Val writes for The Daily Telegraph, Saga Magazine and many others and has been awarded the Garden Media Journalist of the Year. Val also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley. Her website can be found at www.valbourne.co.uk.

Latest Articles from Val

Roses
Home & Garden

Bare-root planting guide

How to grow bare-root roses, trees and hedging.

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Daffodils
Home & Garden

How to grow daffodils

Daffodils, or narcissi, are perfectly suited to the British climate.

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Wintersweet
Home & Garden

Scented plants for a winter garden

These flowers, shrubs and climbers will provide beautiful fragrance in winter.

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Sweetcorn
Home & Garden

How to grow sweetcorn

Find out how to grow sweetcorn in the UK.

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Digging a vegetable patch
Home & Garden

How to create a vegetable garden from scratch

Read Val Bourne's tips for getting the ground ready and what to grow.

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Helianthemum nummularium
Home & Garden

Choosing the right ground cover plants

Ground cover plants are easy to grow and prevent weed seeds from germinating.

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Pink herbaceous peonies
Home & Garden

How to grow herbaceous peonies

The peony has been in and out of fashion since Medieval times.

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Ratibida pinnata and Molinia caerulea
Home & Garden

Tall perennials for late-season grasses

The best tall perennials to partner with late-season grasses.

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Rudbeckia goldsturm
Home & Garden

Post-flowering plant maintenance

Do you deadhead, allow to go to seed or cut down completely?

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